Tag Archives: Climate Action Plan

Little Action in Offshore Wind Rights Auction

Last November the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) announced that over 742,000 acres of offshore Massachusetts land would be auctioned for commercial wind development by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) as part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan. The land was divided into four leasable tracts of varying sizes, and twelve companies qualified to bid.

iStock_000016688496_smlThat auction took place on January 29th,… More

Was 2009 Really That Long Ago? Thoughts On Federal Carbon Policy

169849_3851It seems hard to believe now, but only a few years ago it looked like we might get federal cap-and-trade legislation to address greenhouse gas emissions.  Almost exactly four years ago the House of Representatives passed the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which would have done just that.  Within about a year, cap-and-trade legislation died in the Senate.  Comprehensive climate change legislation has not seriously been on the agenda since. … More